There are different types of protein supplements currently available in the market… and it can get very confusing trying to choose the perfect one. Here we’ll talk about the difference of two of the most popular protein sources: whey and collagen.
What is Whey Protein?
Milk contains two types of protein: casein and whey. Most whey protein in the market is derived from cheese-making. When cheese is produced, the fatty portion solidifies, and whey is therefore separated as a byproduct. After separating, whey goes through multiple processing steps before being considered whey protein.
Whey protein is a complete protein source, meaning that it contains all the essential and non-essential amino acids your body needs. Whey protein is considered a high quality, well-absorbed source of protein that is extremely versatile in the way it can be consumed.
Whey protein is available in the following forms:
• Whey isolate: most of the fat and lactose have been removed to form a highly concentrated form of protein, containing about 90-95%
• Whey concentrate: has had much of the fat and lactose removed, but contains from 70-80% of protein
• Whey hydrolysate: considered “predigested” as the digestion process has already begun, making it easier to absorb
Benefits of Whey Protein
Drawbacks of Whey Protein
What is Collagen Protein?
Benefits of Collagen Protein
Drawbacks of Collagen Protein